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    Drunk driver arrested after being released from hospital

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    Two troopers were injured Monday, April 6, after their cruiser, a 2014 Dodge charger, was struck while doing traffic control on I-75. A marked Florida...
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    Marion County Public Schools’ update for 4-20-2020

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    Marion County – Marion County Public Schools’ update for April 20, 2020, includes the following actions taken related to COVID-19: · Per the governor’s order,...

    Tornadoes touch down across Florida, cause damage

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    Video courtesy of Seth with Florida Cleaning & Restoration Group The National Weather Service has confirmed several small storm cells touched down across Florida on...
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    Florida schools will remain closed the remainder of the school year

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    Governor Ron DeSantis announce Saturday that Florida schools will remain closed and continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. The announcement came...
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    Marion County Public School updates and actions for COVID-19

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    Below is the Marion County Public School updates and actions related to COVID-19: · “Parking Lot Wi-Fi” is now available at three schools and coming...
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    First-ever appointed superintendent of Marion public schools starting this fall

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    Marion County - Members of the Marion County School Board unanimously chose Dr. Diane Gullett to be its first-ever appointed superintendent starting this fall. Gullett...
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    FHP: MCSO Sgt. charged with careless driving following crash

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    On Sunday, Marion County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Bloom, 47, was driving east on County Road 464 when he rear-ended 65-year-old Hilroy Browne who...
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    Third Marion County resident died from COVID-19, updates by zip code

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    A 49-year-old female from Marion County passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. She was an Ocala resident and did not have any underlying...
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    Free “Parking Lot WiFi” for students who do not have access at home

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    The Marion County School District is hoping a “Parking Lot WiFi” program will help students who are less fortunate and do not have access...
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    49-year-old accused of sexually assaulting little girl

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    Belleview, Florida -- Belleview Police Department officers arrested Colin Guy, 49, of Ocala on Thursday after he was accused of molesting a little girl. Guy...
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    Two Dunnellon men arrested for burglary of a Marathon gas station

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    Dunnellon, Florida -- Two Dunnellon men were arrested after surveillance video revealed they had smashed in the glass door of a Marathon gas station...
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    Deputy arrived at bloody scene, suspect was standing over the victim screaming

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    Ocklawaha -- Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Rekully arrived at a home in the 5700 block of 171st Court, Ocklawaha, to find a bloody scene...
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    Driver slammed into FHP cruiser on I-75, two hospitalized

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    A trooper was injured Monday after his vehicle, a 2014 Dodge charger,  was struck while doing traffic control on I-75. A marked Florida Highway Patrol...
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    Marion County update on COVID-19 by zip code

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      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most...
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    Two Ocala residents die from COVID-19

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    Two Marion County residents -- an 88-year-old male and a 58-year-old male -- passed away this weekend after contracting COVID-19. Both were Ocala residents....
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    Eerie public service announcement in Walmart parking lot

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    End of the world creepy! That is how a reader described a public service announcement she recorded while at the Walmart on Highway 40...
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    COVID-19 update for Marion County, city-by-city breakdown

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    OCALA, Fla.—As of 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, Marion County has 38 total COVID-19 cases. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus...

    Business owner runs off backseat lovers

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    The owner of Team Bulldog Garage, Nmar Perez, said on Thursday that she and a tow truck driver had to run off two people...
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    MCSO detective resigns following multiple sexual harassment claims

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    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective resigned following an internal affairs investigation that revealed he had sexually harassed several women within the agency. MCSO Detective...
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    Update on Marion County Public Schools

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    MARION COUNTY – First and foremost, the school district asks that all parents please be patient during this trying time as many parents have...